Canon EOS 90D Review

Last Updated on December 6, 2023 by Sharon Advik

  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Built-in Wireless (wifi)
  • 4K at 30fps Video Recording
  • FHD at 120fps Video Recording
  • Articulating Screen
  • Touch Screen
  • Face Detection Focusing
  • Optical Built-in Viewfinder
  • 25.600 Max ISO
  • 33.0MP – High-Resolution Sensor
  • 1.040k dots LCD Resolution
  • 1/8000s High Shutter Speed
  • 1/16000s Electronic Shutter Speed
  • Digital video stabilization
  • Autofocus at f8 using 27 focus points
  • 11.0fps Shooting
  • External Microphone Port
  • External Headphone Port
  • Long Battery Life (1300 shots)
  • Environmental Sealing
  • 45 Cross Type Focus Points
  • Timelapse Recording
  • I love this camera, and it seems so satisfied with it that I did not find any flaws except for one.
  • No Sensor shift Image Stabilization

Canon EOS 90D Review:

Wildlife photography is my specialty.

I also adore nature.

I’m always ready to get close to these creatures and photograph them with my Canon EOS 90D camera because they fascinate me.

This “Canon EOS 90D camera is my go-to shooting companion.

It enables me to complete my tasks more quickly.

This camera is useful for wildlife photographers who cannot get close to their subjects regularly.

Furthermore, it is advantageous for me in my sports photography, resulting in stunning photographs.

This camera makes it simple for me to get crisp and clear images.

For me, this camera has become an addiction.

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When I first used it, I judged that I was already obsessed with it, but I decided to give it a couple of weeks before making any decisions about it.

So, I started using it in various situations to learn more about the capabilities of this camera.

It receives a new higher-resolution sensor with excellent Raw image quality, competitive live view AF (with eye detection), and 4K video capture in a standard package.

Because the specs are nearly identical, using this camera gave me the impression that the 90D is essentially the DSLR version of the mirrorless EOS M6 Mark II, which was company introduced alongside it.

I can’t seem to stop talking about this camera.

Its deeper grip, another advantage over mirrorless competitors, allows me to use it for extended periods, and the impressive battery life is also a plus.

As someone who already has Canon glass or is hesitant to switch to mirrorless, this camera is a formidable all-around option for me.

This 90D has impressed me greatly with its sturdy construction and comfortable, familiar layout.

In terms of performance, I’m obsessed with this camera.

Its autofocus system is fast and responsive, though it occasionally hunts in low light, and the image quality delivered by its 32.5MP sensor is predictably excellent.

Overall, my 90D represents excellent value for money.


32.5 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor

45-point all cross-type AF (through the viewfinder)

Dual Pixel autofocus (live view/video)

220k-pixel metering sensor face detection

Fully articulating 3″ touchscreen display

Seven fps burst shooting w/continuous AF

Optical viewfinder w/100% coverage

USB 2.0 port with Micro USB connector

4K/30p video capture with no crop

Wi-Fi + Bluetooth

Body Details:

From the outside, this camera appears similar to its predecessor, but as a mid-sized DSLR, it’s difficult not to have that familiar shape.

Indeed, the 90D is strikingly identical to the 80D in many ways, including the same basic control layout, a hearty handgrip (that’s now deeper and even more comfortable), a top-deck info display, and dual control wheels/dials, and an articulating rear touchscreen display.

Knowing that a product has a high-quality design before I even touch it is very reassuring; aside from the screen’s dominance, the 90D rear feature’s key function buttons and three critical controls.

The first is the spinning-clicking wheel, which also serves as a directional pad and houses the SET button.

It is a fairly standard feature of most DSLR and mirrorless cameras.

It primarily assists me in controlling menus.

Second, I discovered a nice joystick that allows me to move and choose my focal point.

I like how it’s a good size with a textured surface for better control.

The final core dial is a switch that allows me to switch from stills to video mode.

This center has a Live View button for shooting mirrorless-style from the LCD.

To the right is a textured surface on which my thumb can rest comfortably; it is also contoured for added comfort.

Size and Weight:

I am relieved that it is not a heavy camera, as I don’t particularly appreciate carrying heavy and weighted cameras.

The Canon 90D weighs 701 g (1.55 lb / 24.73 oz) and measures 141 x 105 x 77 mm.

The average weight of DSLR-type cameras is 773g, so it falls somewhere in the middle of the pack.

It has an average thickness with a thickness of 77mm.

It is ideal for me to purchase this camera for my wildlife photography without worrying about its weight.

Weather Sealing:

Finally! I discovered the camera of my dreams: a camera with weather sealing.

Nothing can stop me from shooting now.

I don’t have to worry about my camera being damaged by dust and water because my Canon 90D has environmental sealings on its body, making it a weather-resistant camera that provides resistance against water and dust.

As someone who enjoys outdoor photography and wants to use my camera in harsh conditions, the Canon 90D will be ideal.

It’s my savior, my best friend, and my life-or-death situation.

I always try to bring this camera with me wherever I go.


I’m so glad that my camera comes with such a wide range of lenses that I can use whatever lens I want.

This camera is a perfect fun package> I was relieved to discover that my Canon 90D has a Canon EF/EF-S lens mount and that there are currently 333 native lenses available for this mount.

The EF mount has the most diverse and comprehensive native lens offerings in the DSLR world, allowing Canon to remain the number one choice among professional photographers worldwide.

As I previously stated, only one thing made me feel that this camera lacked a sensor-based image stabilization system in my Canon 90D.

Still, I have no worries because 113 lenses already come with Optical Image Stabilization.

While browsing the internet, I discovered that 93 lenses with weather sealing for the Canon 90D can be combined with its weather-sealed body, which is fantastic.

Among all these lenses I have mentioned above, I used some of the top lenses for my camera, which turned out to be great. Here, I have mentioned the:

  • Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 35-80mm f4.0-5.6 III
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f4.0-5.6 III
  • Canon EF 50mm f1.8 STM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM
  • Canon EF 35-350mm f3.5-5.6L USM
  • Canon EF 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 II

Sensor and Processor:

At first glance, I noticed little physical difference between the EOS 80D and its successor.

It has a DIGIC 8 processor and a 33.0MP APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) CMOS sensor.

I can capture images with a maximum resolution of 6960 x 4640 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2, and 16:9.

The 90D has a native ISO range of 100 – 25600, which can be increased to 51200.

It can save files in RAW format, giving you more options for post-processing.

It’s fantastic!

The benefits I got from having this camera are enormous.

Its gorgeous resolution allowed me to capture more details in my photographs and crop my image when post-processing, allowing me to zoom in closer to my subject without compromising image quality.

Its higher resolution is a welcome improvement for me, but it can cause more noise in images shot at higher ISOs than cameras with the same sensor class but lower resolutions.

However, my camera also has the latest Digic 8 image processor, significantly boosting my performance.

I can now shoot 4K video with the most recent processor, which is fantastic.

In addition, unlike all other Canon cameras, including the new EOS R and EOS RP, video capture uses the entire sensor width on the 90D, a long-awaited first for the company.

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My superhero camera’s autofocusing has dramatically improved.

My 90D now has face detection, even when using through-the-viewfinder focusing.

I am grateful that it is a rare feature on a traditional DSLR. But my camera is a lot of fun!

When I use Live View, my camera also has a great Dual Pixel CMOS AF that covers about 100% of my frame vertically and 88% horizontally, with a staggering 5,481 AF points I select manually.

I enjoy using its joystick on the right side of the display, allowing me to choose a focus point with greater precision.

I’ve also noticed that the camera’s working range of -3EV to 18 doesn’t quite match the low-light performance of Canon’s full-frame mirrorless cameras, but it works well in all but the most extreme lighting conditions.

When I’m using Live View, the 90D has a similar eye detection as its full-frame mirrorless cousin, which I can toggle on and off if I use Face+Tracking in AF mode.

My Canon 90D has more oomph than the predecessor model, thanks to its faster, more powerful processor.

My superhero, you are a rock star!

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My Canon 90D is stunning. It has a 3.00-inch Fully Articulated LCD screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots.

It came in handy while I was filming animals.

Professional photographers understand that articulating screens are more video-oriented than tilting or fixed screens.

I discovered that its screen size and resolution are adequate for this class.

Because its LCD is a touch screen, I can change the settings and set the focus point with my fingertips.

The whole planet is now at my fingertips! Its display on the rear LCD shows a bank of exposure options that can be navigated using touch or physical buttons.

It’s sharp and bright, with a variable-angle hinge.

Because of the design, I can swing the screen to the side and tilt it to face any direction.

Fortunately, the top LCD screen has an orange-tinted light, as it would be difficult to read even in natural light.

With its selfie-friendly screen, the Canon 90D makes my life easier.

Vloggers and other video creators who work in a single-person setup will also benefit from the 90D LCD screen.


The built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder on the 90D makes it easier to shoot in direct sunlight and in other situations where viewing the LCD monitor may be difficult.

The viewfinder has 100% coverage and a magnification ratio of 0.6x. 100% coverage ensures that what I see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what I will get later in your image, allowing me more accurate framing and reducing the need for image cropping later.

Connectivity and Power:

The connectivity of my camera makes it very convenient for me.

If I need to share photos with friends or on my mobile device, or if I need to upload pictures to a website, I can rely on this camera.

My SL3 is Bluetooth and wifi enabled, and it communicates with Android, iOS, and Windows phones and tablets via the Canon Camera Connect app.

Its Bluetooth connection speeds up the pairing process, and its wifi allows me to transfer photos and videos to my phone or use it as a remote control. I’m obsessed with its batteries.

It’s adorable.

My camera employs the same LP-E6N as numerous other Canon SLRs.

It’s a large battery, and optical viewfinders don’t require as much power as electronic ones, so they should last all day.

Its official CIPA rating is 1,300 photos per charge, but if I use video capture or the LCD to frame shots, I can expect less, around 450 images, via the rear display.

It’s a shame that the 90D doesn’t support in-camera charging.

The 90D does, at long last, abandon the ancient mini USB data port found on the 80D, but it favors a micro USB 2.0 connector rather than USB-C, as it is becoming more common.

It has a micro HDMI port for video output, 3.5mm headphone and microphone ports, and a 2.5mm connection for wired remote control.

Video Feature:

It is the most significant advancement for the EOS 90D. It’s not the first Canon camera to shoot a 4K video; I’ve also used the other model.

However, previous models used prominent crop factors when switching to 4K, so my lenses became ‘longer.’ My wide-angle lenses are no longer comprehensive.

My EOS 90D, on the other hand, captures 4K video using the entire sensor width.

Because of the wider 16:9 aspect ratio, I lose a little image height, but the horizontal angle of view remains the same.

Nowadays, it’s assumed that I should get a mirrorless camera if I want to shoot video.

Still, the EOS 90D’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF has no advantage over a mirrorless camera in live view/video mode.

Furthermore, it has an external mic socket and a headphone socket, indicating that this camera was not added as an afterthought – the company designed it specifically for serious videography.

One exception: Canon claims the EOS 90D can shoot HD video at up to 120 frames per second (or 4x slow motion speed). It can, but not with continuous AF, in my experience.

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Image Quality:

Its image quality is entirely dependent on its versatile sensor.

As previously stated, my Canon EOS 90D features a new 32.5MP APS-C sensor, the highest-resolution chip in its class.

Compared to its 24MP predecessor, image quality is noticeably improved across the board, and raw IQ is on par with the best of its APS-C competition, mirrorless or DSLR.

JPEG color from the 90D remains a favorite. My 90D allows me to capture excellent fine detail in my animal images.

My Canon 90D provides excellent image quality, especially at lower ISOs, with photos displaying lots of detail, pleasing colors, and decent dynamic range performance with good exposure and tonal adjustment flexibility.

The 90D sensor, like most Canon DSLRs, includes a fixed optical low-pass filter.

While this is useful for combating unsightly moiré and aliasing artifacts, it takes away some of the finer details of resolving power.

I’m not seeing as much resolution and detail from this 32.5MP sensor as I had hoped.

Canon provided me with more megapixels, but the low-pass filter limited them.

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Photography Type:

Using this camera for several years satisfied me so much that I refused to let it go.

So, I chose not to experiment with this camera in other areas of photography to see how my Superman works in those areas.

So, after utilizing it for various genres of photography, I came to the following conclusion:

Sports Photography:

My interest in sports as a boy is similar to that of every other guy.

And whenever there’s a game in a stadium, I’m always prepared with my camera.

Photographers’ abilities, inventiveness, and technological advancements are required to capture and recount such fleeting moments adequately.

This type of photography also sparked our current interest.

Canon 90D has a Sports Photography score of 86, making it an EXCELLENT candidate for this type of photography, which is simply amazing.

I don’t think I need to choose another camera for sports if I have this superstar by my side.

It met all of my requirements.

Street Photography:

As previously stated, I enjoy being in the presence of this camera and am smitten by it.

When I leave the house, I always take it with me.

Because I had it everywhere, it sparked my interest in street photography.

Street photography is a type of photography that documents daily life in public places.

The photographer can usually take candid shots of strangers because of the openness of the situation.

Environmental issues are brought to light through the practice of street photography.

It encourages you to be aware of your surroundings.

Among other things, shooting can help you develop your character.

Canon 90D has a Street Photography score of 63, making it a GOOD candidate for this type of photography.

Daily Photography:

I am so obsessed with this camera that I carry it almost everywhere.

It’s lightweight, so I don’t mind always having it. It allows me to pursue my daily photography hobby.

Even though most photographers specialize in one or two photographic genres, experimenting with different shooting techniques can lead to unexpected discoveries.

It’s what I’d call “daily photography.” You can create various photographic styles using the same technical and aesthetic skills.

If you succeed in one activity, you may learn essential skills and abilities that will help you improve your photography.

Unposed, everyday photography is ideal for this.

A single good camera can capture a wide range of photographs.

However, after using this camera, I rate the Canon 90D as 59/100 for Daily Photography, making it an AVERAGE candidate for this type of photography.

Why should one get the Canon 90D?

  • It has More information: more megapixels (32.3 MP) and 34% higher linear resolution.
  • Better jpg: A more modern image processing engine is used (DIGIC 8).
  • Better video: Captures movies in higher definition (4K/30p).
  • Better sound control Includes a headphone jack for audio monitoring while recording.
  • View in greater depth: Has a larger field of view viewfinder (100%).
  • Larger viewfinder image: A viewfinder with higher magnification is included (0.59x).
  • Easier setting verification: A top-mounted LCD controls shooting parameters.
  • Faster shutter: A faster mechanical shutter (1/8000s) is used to freeze action.
  • Shoots at a higher frequency (11 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • It has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting, which makes it less disturbing.
  • Eases time-lapse photography by including an intervalometer for low-frequency shooting.
  • Longer battery life: Take more shots (1300 versus 440) on a single charge.
  • Better weather sealing: This is weather-sealed to allow shooting in dusty or wet conditions.
  • Easier file upload: Has built-in wifi for automatic backup or image transfer to the internet.
  • More effortless wireless transfer: Bluetooth is supported for image sharing without cables.
  • It Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard for faster buffer clearing (UHS-II).
  • More contemporary: Reflects seven years and two months of technical progress since the launch of the T4i.


Retail prices are typically close to launch, but discounts become available after a few months.

Later in the product’s life cycle, mainly when the replacement model is about to be released, further discounting and stock clearance sales frequently drive the camera price significantly lower.

Then, after the new model is terminated, you can find outstanding deals on the used market. 


I wholeheartedly support purchasing this camera.

It’s fantastic. I discovered it by searching the internet.

Canon 90D currently has an Overall Score of 80/100 based on our evaluation of 69 different technical parameters.

When a new camera is added to our database or when we change our ranking algorithm, our scores are dynamically updated, and the maximum score is always 100.

Canon EOS 90D is ranked #11 out of 208 DSLR cameras (Top 20 DSLR) and #57 out of 1244 cameras.

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